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Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering accommodation in heart of the Lake District

Crofton Cottage is a charming, family owned, period stone cottage in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. This beautiful region has now joined the likes of the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal by being awarded Unesco World Heritage Status.

An ideal base for exploring the southern lakes, the cottage is a short walk from the town centre and its restaurants and shops and the steamer pier on Lake Windermere.

This self-catering cottage sleeps up to 4 people and has 1 beautifully decorated double bedroom with built in wardrobes, television and DVD and 1 twin bedded bedroom with wardrobe and bedside cabinets. It has two lounges both with gas fires, televisions, DVD players and gaming consoles, a well equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, freezer and fridge together with a separate dining area, and bathroom with power shower and bath.

Outside is a separate storeroom with tumble dryer and space for storing walking boots. The cottage has a small courtyard at the rear, which has seating for 4, and a BBQ for al fresco dining. Parking via parking permit which is free.

Please not due to the design of the cottage we are unable to accept bookings for children under the age of 3 years of age.

We do not accept bookings for hen/stag groups.

More Details

Kim Cockroft
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at many holiday rental houses over the years, some abroad and some in the UK, and your cottage was certainly one of the most comfortable and well equipped. My partner and son loved the cycling (including Hardknott Pass) and the weather was kind to us until the last day. We would certainly consider another visit.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Windermere around the Crook

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review. We aim to make our guests feel that they are 'home from home' and hope the amenities provided at Crofton Cottage go some way to doing this. We hope to welcome you again some day. Kindest regards David & Kim
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Delightful home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a way wonderful 3 days at Cockroft Cottage. The home had everything for a comfortable relaxed vacation. The kitchen was well equipped; information on Lake District walks plentiful; Apple TV; and an easy walk into town for dinner or a stop at the CoOp market.

Our only constructive comment is that we think there needs to be an electric outlet in the bathroom, both for plugging in a night light and other electric uses. If there was one, we could not find it. Please know that this is not criticism. Rather, it is just a suggestion to make a delightful house even better.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to hear the cottage met with your approval and that you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your suggestion on an electric socket in the bathroom. As yet we do not have one but it is very helpful to know what our guests would like and we shall endeavour to look into this. Kind regards Kim & David
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Lovely home from home cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week in Crofton Cottage. The cottage is lovely, decorated and furnished to a high standard, everything you need. It was lovely and clean on arrival, with lots of little extras like some coffee, tea and milk sachets until you got to a shop to get your essentials.

The Cottage is very central, just off the Main Street, but also very quiet. It was lovely to be able to walk straight into the town and have everything nearby. There are lots of lovely restaurants and cafes in the town, so you don't need to travel. Lots of information leaflets in the coffee table, to help you decide where to go. We will definitely recommend Crofton Cottage to anyone wanting to stop in the area and will hopefully return ourselves sometime soon! Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning and spacious cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Crofton cottage was perfect! The cottage was deceivingly spacious with two really good sized bedrooms and two sitting rooms, the perfect size for a family of 4. All rooms were clean and tidy and decorated beautifully. The cottage is situated just outside of the hustle and bustle of Bowness with a lovely little cinema at the end of the road as well as plenty of restaurants and cafes and a little supermarket nearby! It only takes 10 minutes to walk down to the town and lake and we never had a problem parking the car near the cottage. We all had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful well maintained Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful very well maintained Cottage with everything you need ...very home from home. Beds very comfortable and gorgeous bright bedding. A washer and dryer were a massive bonus The fact you have two living area's downstairs would make it ideal for anyone with Children as there were consoles and computer games in the front room if needed to occupy the kids. All in all a very pleasant stay in one of the best Cottage we have stayed in while Holidaying in The Lakes. Many Thanks Mary x

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Crofton Cottage. We try to think of everything to make ours guests feel at home and are so pleased to hear the cottage met with your expectations. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to submit a review. We hope to be able to welcome you again to the Lake District in the future. Kind regards Kim & David
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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week around Windermere. So much was accessible from this great cottage. Lovely little sun trap in the back garden and everything we needed on our doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Crofton Cottage and enjoyed the good weather. We are very fortunate with the position of the cottage as once there pretty much everything you need is on your doorstep. We thank you for taking the time to submit your review and hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Kim & David
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Windermere Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Motoroway M6, Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Crofton Cottage is located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, and is only a 5 min walk to Windermere. All the shops and restaurants are on the cottage doorstep, there is also a cinema at the bottom of the street for those rainy days. Lake Windermere offers cruises, sailing, water sports and you can hire boats. Other activities are the Beatrix Potter Museum, horse riding, superb walks and much more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Windermere,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
29 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

To book there will be a £100.00 deposit, with the full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Please note we do offer short stays, a minimum of 3 nights, excluding Easter, Whitsun and Summer holidays. Weekend price is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at £125.00 per night, mid week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at £115.00 per night. If less than 8 weeks at time of booking full payment is required to confirm booking.

Please note, we do not refund due to no shows, so we do advise customers to take out the relevant insurance to cover event

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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